With 5,179 participants followed for a median of three and a half years, this was the largest trial to address the effect of opening blocked arteries in nonemergency situations and the first to include today’s powerful drug regimens. https://t.co/OYgjkwRBby
— NYT Health (@NYTHealth) November 17, 2019
And a rebuttal:
Our new #PURE paper just out in BMJ: 1) Virtually nobody meets the simultaneous target of low sodium (<2 g/d) with high potassium (>3.5 g/d); 2) Combined MODERATE sodium (3-5 g/d) with HIGH potassium intake is assoc w the LOWEST risk of mortality & CVD. https://t.co/WcfklDEunq
— Andrew Mente, PhD (@andrewmente) March 16, 2019
Conmpelling Case For Medical Conservatism:
"BMJ reviewed 3000 treatments & found that 1/2 were of unknown effectiveness & only 11% were clearly beneficial."
— Allen Frances (@AllenFrancesMD) March 14, 2019
This is the first time I have heard of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scans. It is being proposed that the CAC scan test results are very significant and predictive.